Surgical and medical management of midline ectopic thyroid
Our patient was diagnosed as having iatrogenic hypothyroidism which was resulted from total excision of ectopic thyroid
Prevalence of ectopic thyroid tissue is between 7% and 10% with lingual thyroid accounting for 90% of these cases.
Ectopic thyroid tissue presenting as a midline neck mass.
It is critical, however, that the diagnosis of metastatic thyroid carcinoma not be made reflexively, solely on the basis of the incidental finding of thyroid tissue in a cervical lymph node, because although a controversial finding, the presence of ectopic thyroid
tissue in this location has been described.
Lingual thyroid is the term applied to a mass of ectopic thyroid
tissue that is located in the base of the tongue at the midline.
Intratracheal ectopic thyroid
tissue is an entity that usually affects females more frequently than males, and patients usually present between the ages of 30 and 50 years.
tissue can be located in the midline at any site from the base of the tongue to the mediastinum.
tissue within a branchial cyst is a rare phenomenon, and malignancy within this tissue is extremely rare; only 4 such cases have been reported to date.
They manifest as ectopic thyroid
tissue that can be found in various locations in the body.
In more than 60% of cases, ectopic thyroid
tissue is present in the cyst wall.
Tall cell variant of papillary carcinoma arising from ectopic thyroid
tissue in the trachea.